This is the second project that the South Burlington group created at our December meeting. For several years now I have included a gift card holder as one of our projects when we meet in December. It was a point of humor as we crafted away, and I’m pretty confident that I’ll design another one for them next year. I remember a few years ago when we were working on one of this in the Christmas season and the gals commented that they can always use these. I tucked that away and look for new card designs every year so they have a variety of options they’ve learned over time for gift card giving. I’m sure I’ll have fun looking for a new design in 2022!

This card design is actually pretty simple, and it great for showcasing some pretty Holiday patterned paper. Here are the cutting dimensions so you can make one yourself:

  • Cardstock (Mossy Meadow here):
    • 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
    • 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 3 1/4″, 6 1/2″ and 9 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper (Hearwarming Hugs here):
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″ for base layer
    • 3″ x 4″ (3 pieces)
    • 1″ x 4″ (for pocket layer)

Once you’re got your papers all cut and assembled, you can add lots of interesting decorative elements to jazz up your card design. I used the Frosted Gingerbread bundle for the ornaments that I created for my card. For the inside layer you don’t want it too bulky so that it will close properly, so plan wisely. This card design has a great potential for showcasing some gorgeous patterned papers, and it can be used for any occasions – not just Christmas. Now that you have all of the measurements, I encourage you to make some yourself for the next time you are giving someone a gift card. This holder will certainly make it extra special.

I love it when I have a creation all ready to share that fits a challenge – it’s almost like magic! The timing of this challenge is perfect for where we are on the calendar; it’s almost like they planned it. 😎 I actually have all of my gifts all wrapped and ready for giving this year, so I’ll save this one in a safe spot for giving next year.

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